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  • Midtown opponents to hold fundraiser

    PORTLAND — Opponents of the proposed Midtown Towers project on Somerset Street will hold a fundraiser for legal expenses at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24, at Aurora Cafe, 64 Pine St. Keep Portland Livable co-founders Peter Monro and Tim Paradis estimated as much as $75,000 will be nee...

  • Portland arts projects earn NEA grants

    PORTLAND — City artistic endeavors will receive $107,500 in federal grants this year, U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, announced April 16. Included in the funding from the National Endowment for the Arts is $35,000 for the city to stage a production and tour of "Hearts, Minds, and...

  • Portland fire boat out of commission after running aground

    PORTLAND — The city's new fire boat is temporarily out of the water following an accident Saturday night that ripped a hole in the hull of the craft and caused the propeller shaft to snap off, along with taking chunks out of the propeller itself. The $3.2 million City of Portland IV, ...

  • Former Jordan's Meats plant in Portland under contract to be sold

    PORTLAND — Bright orange "under contract" signs went up on the former Jordan's Meats factory last week. The property, which takes up almost a block between Franklin Arterial and India, Middle and Fore streets, has been vacant since the plant closed in February 2005, despite...

  • Nurses union files grievance after MaineHealth unit lays off workers

    PORTLAND — A nurses union has filed a grievance against an affiliate of the state's largest health-care organization, following the layoff of four full-time employees.  Officials of Local 505 of the Maine State Nurses Associations, representing 55 nurses and therapists, said a b...

  • Some high-risk students omitted from 1st swine flu clinics

    SOUTH PORTLAND — As school districts throughout the state scramble to vaccinate their students against the H1N1 virus, known as the swine flu, some students who are most at-risk for a serious case of the flu were not vaccinated during the first round of flu clinics. The state is ...

  • Officials optimistic despite decision by L.L. Bean to leave Congress Street

    PORTLAND — City economic development officials said they are disappointed, but confident that Congress Street will survive the departure of L.L. Bean. The Freeport-based retail giant L.L. Bean last week announced it will not renew its lease at 542 Congress St. next year and will ...

  • SAD 75 freezes spending, avoids layoffs

    TOPSHAM — Faced with an expected curtailment of funds from the state for the current fiscal year, School Administrative District 75 will save about $450,000 by freezing a variety of expenses. While some of those savings involve not filling vacant positions, there are no plans to ...

  • Recount confirms Livingston as winner of South Portland School Board election

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A recount of Nov. 3 ballots verified Monday that Alan Livingston edged Tappan C. Fitzgerald II to represent District 5 on the School Board.  On Election Day, unofficial results indicated that Livingston received 14 more votes than Fitzgerald. That lead dropped to...

  • Scarborough field hockey champions

    Scarborough seniors Ellie Morin (6) and Anna Wagner salute the crowd after the Red Storm beat Skowhegan 2-1 on Morin's overtime goal Oct. 31 to win the program's first Class A field hockey championship.